How Work Became Meaningless for Men
We assume that the corporate world is the world of men. But is that still true?
The success of TikTok as a platform plus the entry of Gen Z into the workforce means that over the last while social media has been flooded with young women posting about their experiences of early corporate life.
Notable examples include the “lazy girl job” meme (boasting about sending two or three emails and spending the rest of the day on Instagram) and “day in the life” videos of freshly minted management consultants.
The most recent example to gain traction is this video, in which a young woman who has recently started her career complains about the fact that her job leaves her no time to cook, meet men or have a personal life.
These videos often circulate in Trad/ redpill -type spaces, and are reposted with the implicit message that female careers are essentially ridiculous, and women would ultimately be more fulfilled living the life that their mothers (or at this stage, grandmothers) had, prioritising raising a family and not pissing away your best years in the bug hive.
This idea that men are more at home in the world of work, and most women will not find fulfillment there is obviously found in its most extreme form in those communities, but does still exist to some degree in the normie online world. This idea seems to me to be not only untrue, but actually the opposite of the truth. In my experience women are more suited to life in the 21st century corporate environment than men; they’re often better at the work, and they enjoy it more. From a male perspective - why is that? What happened?
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